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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 13, 2010 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CREAM vs the DEAD

Damn, TOOTs...I didn't want to write this...I started and stopped a couple of times. I may be accessing the "wrong" stuff...I knew them well, but to be frank, the term we had for them was "70s Butt Rock" (which really meant Kansas, Boston, you get the idea), and I just lumped them in with them...that was 30 yrs ago...

So, I went to a couple of sites where you can listen to the their hits, and there were 22 of them (these guys did amass a lot of POP sentiment, I'll tell you that...sorry, but that demoted them for me). OK, I went thru all 22 of them, although only about 25 sec of each.

Every one was identical--I really mean I'd flip between them and not be able to tell I had!...does only one guy sing? And none of them featured ANY thing along the line of instrumentation, so I assume I'd have to dig deeper...

Sorry to be so anti Rush, but boy, I just don't see it...and, you know, I love Canadians, eh? Truly.

Splain some more to me, cause I don't get it...

This is NOT meant to be a Rush Bash, and I hope no one joins in except to explain what I am missing that for folks that I value (ie, we share the DEAD for crying outloud), what is missing for me--is it my geezer status or something? Just too old?

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Mar 13, 2010 1:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CREAM vs the DEAD

Billy T.,
I'm hearin' ya but I'm fixinta head to NYC tomorrow and cannot go into the detail that I need at this moment.

Currently, I have the family convinced that we need to go to the NY Historical Society on Wed. (I hope I can keep a straight face when I "exclaim" "Would ya lookey there? It appears they got some kind of GD display goin' on---imagine that. What are the odds of that, Honey?")

And, since I am not a prolific contributor of much that is useful here, I have decided that my atonement for past transgressions will be a full-blown, honest, review of the NY archive. Will try to put it by next weekend. Till then, this is the TOOTMO over and out.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Mar 13, 2010 2:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: CREAM vs the DEAD

Thx toots! Have a great time--hey, my kids may help out; they say I have to get their live stuff and that they are really good musical sorts...they said the "hits" just weren't my style, so that may be all it is...

Waiting to be schooled! Thanks for the help!